Melissa Wangemann  
Kansas Association of Counties Staff
Title: Legislative Services Director/General Counsel
Phone: (785) 272-2585 x 307
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Melissa Wangemann is General Counsel and Director of Legislative Services for the Kansas Association of Counties. Melissa serves as legal advisor to the Association, and provides legal assistance to counties and county officials. She also coordinates the KAC’s legislative work at the state and federal levels of government. She is the primary contact to the Kansas 911 Coordinating Council and administers the contract for the Local Collection Point Administrator relating to KAC’s 911 duties. She also serves as the executive secretary to the County Counselors Association of Kansas. Prior to joining KAC in the fall of 2008, she served as counsel to Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh for twelve years. Before joining the Secretary of State’s Office she worked in the private practice of law in Wichita and Topeka. Born and raised in Wichita, Melissa went to Wichita State University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Art degree in English. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas. 

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